Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marina Cowl: free easy crochet pattern

marina cowl



The Marina Cowl was originally supposed to be published the beginning of November as a free pattern to crocheters, for a quick stitch item to make for the holidays.

There are two parts to this pattern: a traditionally written pattern for worsted weight yarn in two sizes, OR a recipe / pattern template, to make the cowl OR anything else you'd like made in the round (like legwarmers, boot cuffs, or simple fingerless gloves) with any yarn, using any size hook in any gauge & in any finished size! You can see the cuffs I made and another cowl I made on Friday FO.


What with one thing and another, I didn't have time to publish it, though my testers were lovely in finishing their tests on time!

About a month ago, I decided I'd post the pattern for NatCroMo, so here it is !

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Marina Cowl


acrylic cowl (4)




Designed By Anastacia Zittel
 http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs

https://instagram.com/anastaciaknits


Materials: 
  • 2-4 skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, 100% wool, 110 yds/101 meters per 1.75 oz/50 gr skein
  • size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook


Gauge:  5 V stitches: 4” (10.16 cm)

Measurements (circumference): 20” (50 cm) or 28” (66 cm)

Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
ch: chain
sk: skip
sp: space
rep: repeat
ea: each
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet

Special Stitch:
V st(s): V stitch(es), made as follows: (sc, ch 2, sc), all in same chain

Pattern Notes:
  • o   There are two parts to this pattern: First of all, a basic cowl pattern written for two sizes (with changes for the larger size in parenthesis)
  • o   Afterwards, follows a template with some simple math, so you can use this stitch pattern to make a cowl (or cuffs, or anything else you desired worked in the round) in any size, using any yarn, with YOUR gauge
  • o   Always work V stitches in the chain or chain space
  • o   Cowl is worked completely in the round

Pattern:
Chain 78 (126), and join to form a circle, being careful not to twist stitches.

Round 1: Ch 1, V st in first ch. * Sk next 2 chs, V st in next ch. Rep from * around cowl, sk last 2 chs, join with a sl st to first V st (join in first sc of V st): 26 (42) V sts made.

Round 2: Ch 1, V st in first V st, V st in ea V st around, join with a sl st to first V st: 26 (42) V sts made.

Repeat round 2 as many times as desired until cowl is desired height. 

End off. Weave in ends, block lightly and wear with pride!

Template:
Finished Measurements:
Circumference: _______ (A)

Gauge (after blocking):
_______ (B) V St =4”. Be exact; include fractions of a V st, if needed.

Math:
o   Divide the number of V St by 4: _______ (B) / 4 = _______ (C) V St
o   Determine how many chain stitches you need to start:
_______ (A) times _______ (C) =  _______ (D). Round (D) number up or down to a whole number.
o   _______ (D) times 3 = _______ (E) Number of chains to start your cowl.

Chain _______ (E), and join to form a circle, being careful not to twist stitches.

Round 1: Ch 1, V st in first ch. * Sk next 2 chs, V st in next ch. Rep from * around cowl, sk last 2 chs, join with a sl st to first V st (join to first sc of V st).

Round 2: Ch 1, V st in first V st, V st in ea V st around. Join with a sl st to first V st.

Rep round 2 as many times as desired.

Repeat as many times as desired until cowl is desired height. End off. Weave in ends, block lightly and wear with pride!

Many thanks to my testers, debspugs, knittylucia, Leilacnm, sjordan255, PrincessPa, and bren9217! 






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